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Samsung Galaxy Note 10 SM-N970U vs Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus SM-G975U 128GB

Side by side comparison, pros, cons, differences between Samsung Galaxy Note 10 vs Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus phones with full specifications. What's the best?

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Compare Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus X03Samsung Galaxy Note 10 SM-N970U
Samsung Galaxy Note 10 SM-N970U
6.3"
AMOLED

1080x2280

12.2
MP

10mp

8GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3500
mAh

(Non removable)

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Compare Samsung Galaxy Note 10 X10Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus SM-G975U 128GB
Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus SM-G975U 128GB
6.4"
AMOLED

1440x3040

12.2
MP

10mp

8GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4100
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the best phone? The PhoneMore's choice is Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus SM-G975U 128GB

The phonemore's choice is much more technical than personal, so don't just evaluate it. Our goal is to help, but what's important to us may not be important to you. You decide which is the best! Comment!


03 Advantages Samsung Galaxy Note 10 SM-N970U
Galaxy Note 10 SM-N970UvsGalaxy S10 Plus SM-G975U 128GB
 111%100%
+More internal storage for applications and files
256GB (230GB user available)vs128GB (109GB user available)
Advantage
+Fastest write and read storage
UFS 3.0vsUFS 2.1
 4%4%
+Lighter
168 grams (5.88 ounces)vs175 grams (6.13 ounces)

10 Advantages Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus SM-G975U 128GB
Galaxy S10 Plus SM-G975U 128GBvsGalaxy Note 10 SM-N970U
Advantage
+More external storage for files using memory cards
Until 1TB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXCvsNot supported
 1%1%
+Thinner
7.8 millimeters (0.31 inches)vs7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)
 78%78%
+Higher resolution screen
1440x3040 pixelsvs1080x2280 pixels
 32%32%
+Crisper display of text, images and video because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
526 PPIvs400 PPI
 2%2%
+Larger screen
6.4"vs6.3"
 80%80%
+Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
(dual front camera) 10MP + 8MPvs(front) 10MP
Advantage
+Headsets with 3.5mm Jack size are more common and easy to find in stores
3.5mm jackvsType-C reversible connector
Advantage
+Sensors help you use the device
Heart ratevsNot supported
Advantage
+Sensors help you use the device
SpO2vsNot supported
 17%17%
+Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
4100 mAhvs3500 mAh

43 Common items in both devices
2.8Ghz 64bit Octa-Core
8GB LPDDR4X
Aluminum frame, front/back glass
Dynamic AMOLED
16 million
(triple camera) 12.2MP + 12MP + 16MP
LED flash
Digital and optical zoom
PDAF: phase detection autofocus on both cameras
OIS (2-axis): Optical stabilization / OIS: Optical stabilization
BSI sensor
HDR photo/video on both cameras
1/2.55" inches
f/1.5 (aperture)
4K UHD (3840x2160 pixels)
4K UHD (3840x2160 pixels)
4G+ LTE-A
2000 Mbps
Capacitive
Multitouch
Accelerometer
Proximity
Compass
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Barometer
Fingerprint (under display)
Face recognition (unlock)
Li-Ion (Non removable)
Speakerphone
Video calling
Vibrating alert
Active noise cancellation
FM
A-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax + MIMO (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)
DLNA
5.0 version A2DP/LE
NFC
USB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
HTML, XHTML, HTML5
Gorilla Glass 5 / Gorilla Glass 6
IP68 certified
+ COMMON ITEMS

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Model and physical featuresSamsung Galaxy Note 10 SM-N970USamsung Galaxy S10 Plus SM-G975U 128GB
ModelGalaxy Note 10 SM-N970UGalaxy S10 Plus SM-G975U 128GB
Also known asSamsung Galaxy Note10 SM-N970U (Snapdragon)Galaxy S10+ (Snapdragon) G975U (Unlocked), Samsung Beyond 2
Country or region availableUSAUSA
BrandSamsungSamsung
Release dateAugust, 2019March, 2019
Depth7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)7.8 millimeters (0.31 inches)
Size (width x height)71.8 x 151 millimeters (2.83 x 5.94 in)74.1 x 157.6 millimeters (2.92 x 6.2 in)
Weight168 grams (5.88 ounces)175 grams (6.13 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsAluminum frame, front/back glassAluminum frame, front/back glass
Protection against water and othersIP68 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1.5 meter and 30minIP68 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1.5 meter and 30min
Operating system (OS)Samsung Galaxy Note 10 SM-N970USamsung Galaxy S10 Plus SM-G975U 128GB
Operating systemAndroid 9.0 PieAndroid 9.0 Pie
Firmware updatefeature not registeredfeature not registered
HardwareSamsung Galaxy Note 10 SM-N970USamsung Galaxy S10 Plus SM-G975U 128GB
Architecture - Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SDM855 (7nm)64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SDM855 (7nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 3 processors:
2.8Ghz Single-Core Kryo 485
2.4Ghz 3-Cores Kryo 485
1.7Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 485
Octa-Core, 3 processors:
2.8Ghz Single-Core Kryo 485
2.4Ghz 3-Cores Kryo 485
1.7Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 485
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 640Qualcomm Adreno 640
RAM memory8GB LPDDR4X8GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage256GB (230GB user available)
UFS 3.0
128GB (109GB user available)
UFS 2.1
External storageNot supportedUntil 1TB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplaySamsung Galaxy Note 10 SM-N970USamsung Galaxy S10 Plus SM-G975U 128GB
Display typeDynamic AMOLEDDynamic AMOLED
Screen size6.3" inches6.4" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~91.4% (screen-to-body ratio)~87.5% (screen-to-body ratio)
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Display resolution1080x2280 pixels1440x3040 pixels
Pixel density (dot pitch)400 PPI526 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 5Gorilla Glass 6
Mobile networks and dataSamsung Galaxy Note 10 SM-N970USamsung Galaxy S10 Plus SM-G975U 128GB
Dual-SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM card1 slot
nano-SIM (4FF)
1 slot
nano-SIM (4FF)
GSM Mhz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900CDMA 800/1900, GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkUMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
TD-SCDMA 1900/2000
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G/5G networkLTE Cat20 (Bands [waiting])
TD-LTE (Bands 38, 39, 40, 41)
LTE Cat20 (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 66, 71)
TD-LTE (Bands 38, 39, 40, 41, 46)
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-AGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, TD-SCDMA, UMTS, TD-HSDPA, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedNot supported
Maximum download/upload2000/150 Mbps2000/150 Mbps
Messaging and callingSamsung Galaxy Note 10 SM-N970USamsung Galaxy S10 Plus SM-G975U 128GB
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
Primary / back cameraSamsung Galaxy Note 10 SM-N970USamsung Galaxy S10 Plus SM-G975U 128GB
Main camera(triple camera)
12.2 megapixels
12MP telephoto (f/2.1 1/3.6" 52mm 1.0µm PDAF OIS 2x-zoom)
16MP ultrawide (f/2.2, 12mm 1.0µm)
(triple camera)
12.2 megapixels
12MP telephoto (f/2.4 1/3.6" 52mm 1.0µm AF OIS 2x-zoom)
16MP ultrawide (f/2.2, 12mm)
Main camera resolution4032x3024 pixels4032x3024 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160 pixels) 60 fps4K UHD (3840x2160 pixels) 60 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/1.5 (aperture)f/1.5 (aperture)
Focal length27mm lens26mm lens
Sensor size1/2.55" inches1/2.55" inches
Pixel size1.4µm pixel1.4µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus on both camerasPDAF: phase detection autofocus on both cameras
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationOIS (2-axis): Optical stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilization
ZoomDigital and optical zoomDigital and optical zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorSupportedSupported
HDRHDR photo/video on both camerasHDR photo/video on both cameras
Front / secondary cameraSamsung Galaxy Note 10 SM-N970USamsung Galaxy S10 Plus SM-G975U 128GB
Front camera10 megapixels(dual front camera)
10 megapixels
8MP depth sensor (f/2.2 22mm)
Front camera resolution3872x2592 pixels3872x2592 pixels
Video recording (secondary)4K UHD (3840x2160 pixels)4K UHD (3840x2160 pixels)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.2 (aperture)f/1.9 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lens26mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel size1.22µm pixelfeature not registered
MultimediaSamsung Galaxy Note 10 SM-N970USamsung Galaxy S10 Plus SM-G975U 128GB
RadioFMFM
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKVMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC
Connectivity and interfacesSamsung Galaxy Note 10 SM-N970USamsung Galaxy S10 Plus SM-G975U 128GB
USBUSB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
TV outputNot supportedNot supported
Audio outputType-C reversible connector3.5mm jack
Bluetooth5.0 version A2DP/LE5.0 version A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax + MIMO (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax + MIMO (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)
DLNASupportedSupported
NFCSupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsSamsung Galaxy Note 10 SM-N970USamsung Galaxy S10 Plus SM-G975U 128GB
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
Java / Flash playerNot supportedNot supported
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity
Compass
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Barometer
Gesture
Hall effect
Face recognition (unlock)
Fingerprint (under display)
Accelerometer
Proximity
Compass
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Barometer
Gesture
Heart rate
SpO2
Hall effect
Face recognition (unlock)
Fingerprint (under display)
Other features- Colors: Black, White, Pink, Red, Glow
- Ultrasonic fingerprint sensor
- Stylus Pen (Bluetooth integration)
- One UI
- Always-on display
- 19:9 ratio and HDR10+ display
- 32-bit/384kHz audio
- Dolby Atmos/AKG sound
- Bixby
- Samsung DeX
- Samsung Pay (MST, NFC)
- ANT+
- USB Power Delivery 3.0
- Wireless charging: 20W
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Prism Black, White, Green, Blue, Flamingo Pink
- Ultrasonic fingerprint sensor
- One UI
- Always-on display
- 19:9 ratio and HDR10+ display
- 32-bit/384kHz audio
- Dolby Atmos/AKG sound
- Bixby
- Samsung DeX
- Samsung Pay (MST, NFC)
- ANT+
- USB Power Delivery 2.0
- Wireless charging: 15W
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supply and autonomySamsung Galaxy Note 10 SM-N970USamsung Galaxy S10 Plus SM-G975U 128GB
BatteryLi-Ion (Non removable)
Fast battery charging
Qi wireless charging
Reverse wireless charging between devices
Li-Ion (Non removable)
Fast battery charging
Qi wireless charging
Reverse wireless charging between devices
Battery capacity3500 mAh4100 mAh
Battery model / charger (watts)25W15W
Talk timefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rate (SAR)Samsung Galaxy Note 10 SM-N970USamsung Galaxy S10 Plus SM-G975U 128GB
SAR USA, Mexico, Colombia0.34 W/Kg (head) | 1.59 W/Kg (body)1.11 W/Kg (head) | 1.59 W/Kg (body)
SAR European Union, UKfeature not registeredfeature not registered